For quite some time, Angénieux has been thinking of doing a book to trace the incredible rise of the Angénieux brand, since the creation of the company in 1935 by Pierre Angénieux. The dream has actually come true and the 270-page book with a French and an English edition previewed at NAB 2019 before its international release in book stores.
The common thread of the book is the Angenieux over 80-year lasting passion for cinema. It also relates the brand’s implication in other industrial adventures such as photography, television, medical, security, optronics, and space exploration.
Angenieux took part in the birth of color television. On July 20 in the US (July 21 for some other parts of the world), the 50th anniversary of the success of NASA Apollo 11 mission will be celebrated. Angénieux lenses were on board Apollo 11. The book discusses the full participation of Angenieux in NASA missions.
The book will release in book stores end of April in Europe, early June in the US. Worldwide distribution will follow. It will also soon be available for sale (limited stocks) in the angenieux website new e-shop section.